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FCC chief says no broadband subsidies for the poor until states get a say

The Verge -------- The FCC won’t resume a program that subsidizes broadband for low-income households until states get a say in how it’s administered, commission chairman Ajit Pai announced this morning. The program, called Lifeline, was one of the first thing Pai touched after taking the reins as chairman. While Lifeline has for decades provided discounts (currently $9.25 per month) on phone service for households near the poverty line, Pai halted an expansion of the program into broadband subsidies that was approved by his predecessor. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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